how does purity ring celebrate the grammys? by covering fuckin’ soulja boy, that’s how. the soulja/ester dean single wasn’t bad or anything, it just didn’t do much. i think it’s safe to say that this cover is destined for internet success in the least, as PR have surely made it their own.
in the latest episode of pitchfork weekly, purity ring sat down to discuss a handful of things – namely, destiny’s child and danny brown. the latter of which will be promised some production on his upcoming LP, old. swt.
a danny brown collaboration isn’t the only purity ring news we’ve got today: the edmonton, alberta electro duo have announced a tour through north america supporting their ghostly album shrines. joining them will be nyc-via-australia’s young magic and montreal’s doldrums. check out the dates for the trek, which immediately follow the current european shrines tour, after the jump.
say what? eerie pop duo purity ring and the schizo in danny brown are linking up for the sequel to the former’s track, “belispeak,” which can be heard on their swt 2012 album shrines. blogs rejoice, this is two of your golden children coming together for a jam.
pitchfork’s +1 series followed spooky electro duo purity ring to their show in the round at new york city’s le poisson rouge, where the band performed “fineshrine” from shrines and chatted about their band origins, their fancy new light show, and more. check it out above.
crazy props to the girl at :37 doing the couture wilt.
in the video for purity ring’s ghostly hip-hop “fineshrine,” lyrics like “cut open my sternum and pull” are realized, non-gore-like thank god, as a young woman tends to a man with a unique and debilitating condition. we’ll call it the “medusa complex.” check it out above.
how long have we waited for this one? purity ring have released a video for their glitch-swirl lullaby “belispeak” featuring vocalist megan james wandering about the swampiest of swamps. some baffling, otherworldly creature comes to claim her in the end. not a spoiler. just prepping you for the headspin.
following their july dates with dirty projectors, edmonton etherealists purity ring will embark on their very own headlining tour in support of their debut album shrines, out july 24th. catch all their tour dates after the jump.
“bellispeak” is set to be released as the second shrines single and will be out on limited-edition 12″ vinyl on may 29th.
- purity ring’s upcoming album has a name, release date, and tracklist. shrines will be released july 24th on 4ad. everything you’ve heard from the canadian synthpop band so far are on the lp (“bellispeak”, “loftcries”, “ungirthed”).hit the jump for the full tracklist.
- add a fourth song to the pre-album buzz and download out the piano-plinky “obedear” here.
- you can catch the band on tour with the dirty projectors (yay!) starting on july, but much earlier if you’re across the pond. check out the dates after the jump.
We’re seasoned vets when it comes to SXSW. For the last 6 years, we’ve been at the festival to some capacity, regardless of how drunk we got or how bad our allergies were. And while last year’s festival left us jaded and hesitant of the crowds, we headed to Austin for a few days to engage in whatever came our way.
With day one of Fun Fun Fun Fest in the can, Austinites once again braved the dust bowl that was Auditorium Shores, faces wrapped with bandanas to guard from the elements and with a hunger for more live music. From Swedish import Lykke Li to Austin backyarders Spoon, Saturday boasted one of the strongest lineups the festival has ever seen.